Saturday, May 25, 2013

Memorial Day Weekend

Originally set aside as a day to remember those who fought and died in the American civil war, Memorial Day has expanded to all those who have given their life fighting for our country and it's freedom.  Thank you to all our men and women in uniform and the sacrifices they, and their families, make daily.

Memorial Day weekend is also the (un)official start of summer for most. When I was growing up in Ohio, this was the weekend the public pools opened, the school year was about to end and vacation time was in sight. Road trips, long days, barbecues and picnics, parades, softball, summer camp and catching fireflies.

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Today, it's a long awaited three day weekend from work.  Although it's been five months since the holidays, the time has gone by so quickly.  I'm sure this summer will be no exception and become a memory before I realize it.

What memories are triggered for you this weekend? Are you planning a family get together?  How about ribs and chicken on the grill?

Have fun and be safe.
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